Brock University Faculty May Soon Go On Strike

The strike date (5 December) is coming closer, the negotiations are still in a deadlock, and no information is forthcoming from the University about contingency procedures. Will we have to take exams in January? Will reading week be cancelled? Who knows.

Implications of a strike for students

A friend of mine made this newsletter discussing some of the repercussions a strike will have for the student population.

Click here to open it (or right-click–>”save as” to download):

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(Disclaimer. Because of my affiliation with BUSU, my stand on this issue will remain neutral, as per BUSU’s official policy. I still encourage you to get informed.)

Peru and Ecuador

Our group inside the hacidenda of Simon Bolivar in Lima

In May 2006, I partook in a one month trip to Peru and Ecuador, called Solidarity in Action, which is a programme run by the Campus Ministries of my school, Brock University. The objective of this trip was to learn about social justice and culture in Latin America. I went to Lima, Peru, and Guayaquil, Ecuador, along with 50 other people and the campus chaplain, where we volunteered for charity organisations. This was not a conventional holiday.

I am currently working on making a web site with pictures from my experience. I believe I promised it would be launched within the end of October – make that the end of November. I’ve spent far more time working on the design and stucture of this website than content.

Meanwhile, to learn more about Solidarity in Action, visit

Pictures from my experience are coming soon!

Photo albums

goat.jpgI’ve become a quite avid photographer since I acquired my Nikon D70 DSLR. Ask Jenna: on our roadtrip through Norway this summer, there were times we stopped every couple of kilometres because I wanted to take pictures. Believe me, there was some amazing nature there, but I think maybe I was overdoing it. My girlfriend certainly thought so, although she was too nice to say so :P The pictures I got are awesome though. Sigh, that’s another project… Eventually, and before xmas, I’ll get them onto the web.

Visit my online photoalbums…



Here’s a picture of my family’s Siberian Husky, Emmy, so named because she was from an ‘e’ litter. We got her in 1999. Notice her one brown and one blue eye. Emmy is a loveable dog that likes company but loves to go running, be that when you go biking or skiing. She’ll settle for a walk, but skiing behind her is fun.

Goat Island, NY

Goat Island, NY

Goat Island lies in the Niagara River, between the two waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls. In the winter, the mist from the falls fall down on Goat Island, creating a thick layer of ice on the ground and the trees. The Horseshoe Falls are in the background.